Parfois, je prends la voiture juste pour me promener dans la campagne.
Dictation exercise A1
Not sure what translation has been given but «se promener» (to go for a ..) or «promener» (to take for a . . ) can be applied to means of transport other than walking.
se promener à pied - to go for a walk;
se promener en voiture - to go for a drive;
« (se) Promener en voiture» is a commonly used French expression, so worth learning
See link for other examples of the same basic construct.
Just to add to Maarten's answer: it might also mean that she is taking the car to a nice spot and then gets out and takes a hike there.
Chris nailed it(as usual)!
I think the explanation will be made clearer with a loose translation" Sometimes she takes the car JUST to (drive to the countryside) and 'se promener' (go for a walk)."
Below is a link to a great kwiz lesson on the various verbs: Note especially the difference 'se promener' to take a walk(as she is describing..like on a trail) and promener (to walk a dog/pet). Also note marcher and aller.
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